Pedro Cardoso (Brazilian actor)
December 31, 1962 (age 55)|
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|Occupation||Actor, screenwriter, playwright, television director|
Pedro Cardoso (born December 31, 1962) is a Brazilian actor, screenwriter, playwright and television director. He is best known for his role as Agostinho Carrara on the Rede Globo sitcom A Grande Família, for which he was nominated for an International Emmy Award for best actor.
Pedro Cardoso was born in the Zona Sul area of Rio de Janeiro, the second of six children in a prominent family. His father was a well-succeed lawyer, while his grandfather was the president of Banco do Brasil. He is also a second cousin to Fernando Henrique Cardoso, a former President of Brazil.
Cardoso left home when he was at 18 years due to "paternal guidance and youthful pride". He started to work on theaters as an illuminator. Eventually, he debuted as a stage actor in 1980. In 1982, he debuted as playwright with Bar Doce Bar, a play co-authored by Felipe Pinheiro, in which Cardoso was also an actor. He received a Troféu Mambembe for best newcomer actor. Since then, he has directed and wrote several plays along with Pinheiro, and alone before Pinheiro's death, as well as acted in them. He also worked in television as an actor, director and screenwriter. He has also a career in cinema; working mostly as an actor, he co-wrote Lisbela e o Prisioneiro, and produced Todo Mundo Tem Problemas Sexuais.
- TV Pirata (1988; screenwriter)
- Vamp (1991)
- Anos Rebeldes (1992)
- Four Days in September (1997)
- Por Trás do Pano (1999)
- Bossa Nova (2000)
- A Grande Família (2001-2014)
- The Man Who Copied (2003)
- Lisbela e o Prisioneiro (2003; screenwriter)
- Redeemer (2004)
- Casa da Mãe Joana (2008)
- Barata Ribeiro, 716 (2016)
- "36th International Emmy Awards Nominees". International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
- Cardoso, Rodrigo (March 7, 2005). "Tenho horror a área vip". IstoÉ (in Portuguese). pp. 1–2. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
- "Cardoso, Pedro (1961)" (in Portuguese). Enciclopédia Itaú Cultural. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
- "O humor ácido de Pedro Cardoso" (in Portuguese). Globo. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
- "Filme "Lisbela e o Prisioneiro" estréia no dia 22 de agosto". Folha de S. Paulo (in Portuguese). June 24, 2003. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
- Reis, Luiz Felipe (May 12, 2011). "Quase três anos após polêmica sobre nudez no cinema, Pedro Cardoso volta ao assunto". O Globo (in Portuguese). Retrieved February 1, 2014.
- Araújo, Luís Edmundo (November 8, 1999). "Oposição dentro de casa". IstoÉ (in Portuguese). Retrieved February 2, 2014.
- "Nasce a primeira filha de Pedro Cardoso e Graziella Moretto" (in Portuguese). Terra Networks. June 16, 2009. Retrieved February 2, 2014.